Controls and Technical Engineer
Summary: Researches, develops, designs, tests, and supports electronic components, products, and systems for existing and new applications by performing the following duties.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Interacts with Production, Management, and other Engineering Personnel to seek Best-Practice control solutions.
Works with outside Vendors, Contractors, and Applications Engineers to seek Best-Practice recommendations.
Designs electronic circuits, components and integrated systems associated with operation and improvement of Production processes, Customer product testing and other systems.
As requested: Designs test control apparatus and equipment, determines procedures for testing products and directs engineering personnel in fabrication of test controls apparatus and equipment.
Directs field operations and maintenance of existing and new electrical control installations.
Evaluates operational systems and recommends design modifications to eliminate causes of malfunctions or changes in system requirements.
Uses computer assisted engineering and design software and/or equipment to perform engineering tasks.
Provides on-going support and recommendations for existing and newly developed control systems.
To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
Analytical - Synthesizes complex and diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures.
Design - Generates creative solutions; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail.
Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Trouble-shooting - Accepts responsibility and demonstrates ability to support existing and newly developed control systems and leads other in the organization to demonstrate the same commitment.
Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Complete projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities.
Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings.
Written communication - Writes clearly and informatively; Edits work for spelling and grammar; Varies writing style to meet needs; Presents numerical data effectively; Able to read and interpret written information.
Teamwork - balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectively and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above self-interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
Strategic Thinking - Develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; Understands organization's strengths and weaknesses; Analyzes market and competition; Identifies external threats and opportunities; Adapts strategy to changing conditions.
Judgement - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgement; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process; Makes timely decisions.
Motivation - Sets and achieves challenging goals; Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to be accomplished.
Planning/Organization - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
Professionalism - Approaches others in tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
Quality - Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Applies feedback to improve performance; Monitors own work to ensure quality.
Safety and Security - Observes safety and security procedures; Determines appropriate action beyond guidelines; Reports potentially unsafe conditions; Uses equipment and materials properly.
Adaptability - Adapts to changes in the work environment; Manages competing demands; Changes approach or method to best fit the situation; Able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
Dependability - Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
Initiative - Volunteers readily; undertakes self-development activities; Seeks increased responsibilities; Takes independent actions and calculated risks; Looks for an takes advantage of opportunities; Asks for others to help when needed.
Innovation - Displays original thinking and creativity; Meets challenges with resourcefulness; Generates suggestions for improving work; Develops innovative approaches and ideas; Presents ideas and information in a manner that gets others' attention.
Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor's Degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university; or 3 to 4 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, and technical procedures, or government regulations, Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers and the general public.
Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Reasoning ability: ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Computer Skills: To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Project Management software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software. Should also be familiar with software applications related to setup. Programming and operation of control systems. Common examples: HMI, PLC, AC, DC and Servo drives. Typical Vendors: Allen-Bradley, Siemens, Emerson, Reliance, and other existing or commercially available systems.
Physical Demands: The physical demand described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; sit and talking or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
1146 W. Elm Ave.
Hanover, PA 17331
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Email resumes to: hanover@berksandbeyond.Com